TALLINN: NEW CONFERENCE CENTRE IN 2020

12.01.2017
TALLINN: NEW CONFERENCE CENTRE IN 2020

To the delight of the local meetings industry, Tallinn City Government has announced that the disused Linnahall entertainment complex, a massive 1980s structure in the harbour area, is to be renovated into a concert hall and large-scale conference centre.

Plans include converting the former ice arena into 12 multifunctional meeting rooms, the largest of which will have a capacity of 2,500. There will also be a 3,500-seat concert hall and a 500-seat black box theatre, along with a string of shops and restaurants on the sea-facing edge of the building. Renovation is due to begin next year with 2020 set as the target for completion.

“We are constantly receiving requests for conference spaces of this scale and this new option will allow us to host significantly more large international events,” said Estonian Convention Bureau Managing Director Kadri Karu. “For a lot of conference organisers, who are already impressed by Tallinn’s high-quality hotels and easily walkable city centre, a 2,500-person venue will be the final puzzle piece that cinches the deal.”

The seaside location of Linnahall makes the new conference centre even more unique. According to the planners, the iconic outer shape of the building will not change and people can still walk across the roof towards the sea and enjoy the panorama of the Old Town as well as the undisturbed seaview.

Tallinn Linnahall view from roof